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Does anyone know where I can get a spin-on oil filter conversion kit for a BMC 1.5? or even just a spin-on oil filter head (I can make up a gasket).

I saw a thread on the subject that was dated April 2007. However when I talked with ASAP today, they said they no longer stock the item.

I need to change the old filter and bowl system, as it is a real pain. I can't get the o-ring to make a good seal between the oil filter head and the bowl. I have tried spit, grease and patience, but it won’t stay square when I refit the bowl. It is only by luck that it is now sealing the oil filter. Having said that I thought I did OK the other day, but half-way along a 3 hour trip the o-ring "blew". Fingers crossed it won't do it again next week-end.



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yes, i know what you mean clive.
  i could never get a good seal so put on a spin type

  bought mine from jason at LUDHAM BRIDGE BOATYARD
   about £55 last year if i remember right.






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Have you tried Peachments at Brundall? I got all the fuel and oil filters I needed for my BMC there.

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Try E.Bay item No 390138120571  Simplees

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Thanks for the posts. I will try LBBY. There is an alternative on ASAP; a Perkins oil head. It says that some BMC 1.5 owners have made use of the item.

Unfortunately, the one referenced on Ebay is probably not suitable, I can't see how the adaptor offered for sale on Ebay is used. My BMC 1.5 does not have an oil cooler, and looks as though you keep the old oil head and use the adaptor, and o-ring. I am trying to move away from the old oil head, as it has given me grief, so it must go unless someone can come up with a sure-fire way of keeping the o-ring in place. Has anyone experience in using this type of adaptor? It is cheap, though. Smile

There is an alternative on Ebay the Buy It Now price is overpriced for what it is.

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Well when I was a "grease monkey" we used to use water pump grease, thick stuff not modern stuff thats more like a thick oik by comparison ! But I think your problem might be an old ring jammed up in the groove, I have seen this lots of times, get a very small screwdriver and run it round the groove to make sure you can feel metal, not hardened rubber.

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Thanks for the tip, George

I have done what you suggest on an earlier occasion, under the suggestion of another forum member, and found an old o-ring, which I had to cut out using a craft knife and a mirror to see what I was doing. This prevented the leak for a while when I replaced the o-ring with a new one. But there could be a second o-ring, as it went a second time. If the current o-ring "blows" again, I will take a good look.

In terms of holding the o-ring in place, I guess I was a bit tentative in usng grease to stick it in place. Your encouragement gives me the confidence to give it another go, should the need arise and use a bit more sticky grease.

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Bye the way I had another look at the ebay item Im sure it would fit. The part you see takes the place of your adaptor, the pie adaptor you see is not for a cooler it takes the pipe from the rear of the block, that runs tou your adaptor.

George Sims

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Don't bother with the old filter, throw it away! I had the same problem and also tried ASAP who told me their supplier had ceased production, however Calcutt Boats in Warwickshire had them (01926 813757) Got mine in April this year for £55.94 which includes the unit, 2 fixing bolts, gasket, filter and delivery. Just remove old filer housing and replace using the new bolts. In my case a fitting for a raw water oil cooler was sandwiched between the old oil filter housing and the block which I left in place. If Calcutt are getting these units from the same manufacturer that ASAP used then get it while you can. Although you can get replacement filters from Calcutt I suggest you do as I did and get a spare filter from your local motor factors before you fit it so that you're not taking an oily filter to them to match up. I also read somewhere that the spin on filters are better for your engine than the old type (can't remember why, think it's something to do with the oil getting through quicker on start up). The part number from Calcutt is  A354390014

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Drongo et al.
Thanks for the advice. Yesterday 1st August I asked a local boat yard if they had one. They did not have a replacement oil filter head in stock they would do their best to get me one. So I am a step nearer.

I did manage to stunch the oil leak from the filter bowl, but it took three goes and an extra gallon of oil. I have been motoring around the broads since and all seems OK.

If I don't get hold of a locally, I will follow Drongos advice and try Calcutts.

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